Category Archives: Misc

2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil

The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Brazil from August 5 through August 21. Events will be held in 6 different cities (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasilia, and Manaus); Rio will be the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. If you are planning on traveling to Brazil Continue Reading
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Zika virus update

We have been asked a lot of questions about Zika virus, which has been in the news.  Here is some general information about Zika virus. What Is Zika Virus? Zika virus infection is spread by mosquitoes and is caused by a virus closely related to dengue, West Nile virus, and Japanese encephalitis. Less commonly, the virus Continue Reading
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Free Flu Shots available Tuesday, October 20

The provincial flu vaccination program starts on Tuesday, October 20. We will be providing no charge flu shots as long as you provide us with your Alberta health care card. Our clinic in Airdrie will be open on Tuesday to accommodate the extra demand. We will be open from 9am to 5pm. We will accept Continue Reading
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Career Opportunity: Pharmacy/Medical Office Assistant

Polaris Travel Clinic and Pharmacy is accepting applications for a pharmacy assistant or medical office assistant. Our clinic sees patients in advance of their travel, and we provide consultations, immunizations, prescriptions and other travel-related retail items. Our office looks and feels like a physician`s office even though it is considered a pharmacy. The successful candidate Continue Reading
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Newsletter sign up

We are starting a monthly email newsletter.  To sign up, click here.  Our first newsletter will be available this week.
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Measles outbreak at Disneyland

MMR vaccine available at Polaris Travel Clinic and Pharmacy in Airdrie. A recent measles outbreak has been traced back to Disneyland in California.  There have been 70 reported cases so far.  California state officials have advised if you have not been vaccinated for measles that you should consider avoiding the theme park for now. Alberta Health Continue Reading
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Pharmacy Student Summer Job 2015

Polaris Travel Clinic and Pharmacy is a pharmacy/travel clinic located in Airdrie. We are now accepting applications for a pharmacy student for the summer. Our pharmacy focuses on travel health. Pharmacists with travel health training, additional prescribing authority, and their immunization certification see patients in advance of their travel. They provide consultations, immunizations, prescriptions and Continue Reading
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Holiday hours

Here are our hours over the holiday season: Monday, December 22 open noon-7pm Tuesday, December 23 open noon-7pm Wednesday, December 24 closed Thursday, December 25 closed Friday, December 26 closed Saturday, December 27 open 9am-1pm Sunday, December 28 closed Monday, December 29 closed Tuesday, December 30 closed Wednesday, December 31 open 9am-4pm Thursday, January 1 Continue Reading
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Why should I bother getting a Twinrix shot?

A very frequently asked question that I run across is this: “I’m going to a warm weather resort.  Why should I bother getting Twinrix?  I know lots of people who gone to resorts, have never gotten shots and they haven’t been sick.” This is a reasonable question.  I also know many people who have gone Continue Reading
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